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BUFFALO -- Matt D'Agostini's power-play goal with 8:11 remaining in the third period gave the Buffalo Sabres a 2-1 win against the New Jersey Devils at First Niagara Center on Saturday.
D'Agostini scored his first goal of the season when he put a loose puck past Devils goalie Cory Schneider. It was D'Agostini's first goal for the Sabres after he was claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Nov. 27. He played 13 games for the Devils during the 2012-13 season.
The win extended the Sabres' home point streak to seven games (6-0-1). The loss was the Devils' first in seven games in the second half of back-to-back games.
The Sabres took a 1-0 lead when Matt Moulson scored his 14th goal of the season with 31 seconds to go in the second period. The power-play goal came when forward Tyler Ennis connected with Moulson on a pass in front of the net. Marcus Foligno was tied up with a defender in front and Moulson used the distraction to put a loose puck over Schneider's shoulder.
The Devils tied the game on a 5-on-3 power play in the third period. Forward Michael Ryder put a loose puck past Sabres goalie Ryan Miller at 7:46.
With Linus Omark serving a too-many men penalty and Tyler Myers penalized for an illegal check to the head, Ryder scored his 13th goal of the season. The Devils squeezed in on the Sabres defense and passes from forward Travis Zajac and defenseman Marek Zidlicky helped set up the tying goal.
With the Sabres on the power play because of an interference penalty to Zubrus, D'Agostini's goal put the Sabres ahead.
Miller saved 21 shots; Schneider stopped 20.
The Sabres host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. The Devils return home to host the Philadelphia Flyers, also Tuesday.
|Steve Bernier Interference against Tyler Ennis|
|John Scott Holding against Marek Zidlicky|
|Mike Weber Hooking against Mike Sislo|
|Dainius Zubrus Tripping against Zemgus Girgensons|
|Andrei Loktionov Tripping against Brayden McNabb|
|Ryane Clowe Fighting (maj) against Mike Weber|
|Mike Weber Fighting (maj) against Ryane Clowe|
|Linus Omark Too many men/ice - bench|
|Tyler Myers Illegal Check To Head against Dainius Zubrus|
|Dainius Zubrus Interference against Tyler Myers|
|Jon Merrill Interference against Matt D'Agostini|
|SA: 22||TOI: 58:55|
|Saves: 20||EV: 10 - 10|
|PIM: 0||PP: 10 - 12|
|SV%: .909||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 22||TOI: 59:44|
|Saves: 21||EV: 14 - 14|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 5|
|SV%: .955||SH: 3 - 3|
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